Don’t Ignore Bonus Rooms When Staging

Don’t Ignore Bonus Rooms When Staging

February 25, 2011 | Barbara's Blog


Sun rooms, loft spaces, media and game rooms are great bonus spaces and are valuable square footage. Many times, however, they become “catch all” for unwanted belongings or remain unused and empty.

The Design2Sell team recently faced this situation when designing bonus rooms in three model homes for builder Wilson Parker Homes. Extra space is a fantastic problem to have, but each room must be clearly defined or potential buyers may not be able to envision themselves using the space. In staging the model homes we had the opportunity to create several “loft” spaces, sun rooms, game rooms, and even a small home theater.

The loft spaces were large open areas that connected the bedrooms on the upper floors of the homes. We turned these spaces into gathering areas where family members could watch television or relax with a book. This type of  area provides buyers with an informal living space that is separate from the main family or living room.

A game room and home theater were created on the third floor of the largest model. We placed a game table, bar table, comfortable seating and a dart board in the game room to create a fun place to “hang out”. A large flat screen and home theater chairs were placed in a another room to create a designated media room.

Many homes do not have extra space to spare, but some do and sellers should make the most out of these areas. Staging bonus rooms is key in demonstrating to a buyer how he or she will use each space. Staging is about more than just selling a home. It is about selling a lifestyle.

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